Welcome to the Daily Fantasy Strategy Analyzer article for Week 10 of the NFL season. We’re still awaiting a bunch of injury news, but that won’t stop us from giving you some of our favorite strategies this week. In this article, we’ll take you through how to attack tournaments this weekend.
People may be scared off of Christian McCaffrey coming back from the injury, but he still saw 19 touches in last week’s matchup with New England. McCaffrey has only been held under 24 DraftKings points six times in his last 31 full games, and he’s coming in with low ownership. The Cardinals have allowed the 14th most rushing yards per game, and they’ve also got beaten by opposing running backs through the air.
Arizona has given up more than 40 yards through the air to opposing backfields in six of their nine games, and it’s reasonable to expect McCaffrey to do the same. When McCaffrey is rolling, we’ve seen his price much higher on both sites than where it is right now. Buying low and selling high is a key concept in all of fantasy sports, and this is a perfect buy low spot for McCaffrey.
Diontae Johnson isn’t the most appealing option, but this may be his blowup spot. He hasn’t put up less than 11.7 DraftKings points in any game, and has put up over 20 in two. However, he may be in for even more volume than usual this week. Chase Claypool has been missing practice all week, leaving Johnson as the clear-cut best receiver on the team. Claypool has a 20.31% market share of targets, which are now vanishing from the offense, assuming he misses this matchup.
We’ve seen Ben Roethlisberger hone in on one target before, and that could be Johnson this week. The Lions are one of the most beatable defenses in the league, and Johnson hasn’t found the end zone since Week 5. This could be the week for Johnson to break out, and with Najee Harris expected to garner a lot of options, Johnson is an awesome leverage piece.
Dak Prescott + CeeDee Lamb + Dalton Schultz
We think this week is a prime bounce-back spot for the Cowboys offense, and Dak Prescott is one of our favorite quarterback targets on the slate. Stacking is key in tournaments (duh), so it makes sense to partner Prescott up with two of his pass catchers. Amari Cooper has been battling a hamstring injury all week, which makes Prescott’s stacking partners easy to choose. CeeDee Lamb had a down week last week, only hauling in two of nine targets. He still has 28 targets in his past three games, and should rack up a ton more on Sunday. Dalton Schultz has quietly had an awesome season, as he has five games with double-digit DraftKings points. Anytime you can correlate your tight end with your stack, you should do it.
If you wanted to use Cooper instead of Schultz in order to run your stack back with Kyle Pitts, that’d be understandable. However, Cordarrelle Patterson may be the better bring back option. He is essentially a receiver who sees 5-10 targets a game, while getting between 10-15 carries on the ground. His usage is wild, and he only has one game of under 10 DraftKings points all year. He is the prime bring-back candidate.